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A GDPR compliance review is a process which helps closely analyze the areas where the company might be in breach of GDPR requirements. This review is conducted in areas where the company might be Breaking the GDPR requirements and entering into a breach. Organizations must consider conducting a GDPR compliance review regularly to ensure that their employees' data is safe and secure. It is not only a way of avoiding legal compilation but also helps ensure employee satisfaction and the company's well-being. The frequency may vary depending on the size and nature of the organization.

What is GDPR compliance review and why conduct it?

A GDPR compliance review checks the company's operation and analyzes the areas that may have risk. In this review, individual sections are checked upon in greater detail to ensure that the company is not making any errors in following the requirements set within the GDPR guidelines. Moreover, this system also helps provide recommendations or guidelines on how the errors can be minimized, regulated or completely omitted. With the help of these necessary changes, the company shall be free of any legal complications.

How is a GDPR compliance review conducted?

Hiring an experienced lawyer to conduct a GDPR compliance review helps ensure that all requirements are thoroughly checked and that no section is missed. Organizations can also use internal resources or engage in third-party consultants to conduct the review. It is a rigorous process which might involve:

  • The lawyer creating several questionnaires the employees must complete with complete honesty.
  • Conducting proper and in-depth Interviews with staff members and employees in the targeted sectors to understand where the company is lacking.
  • Per the guidelines, an inspection within the office premises ensures everything is in order as it pertains to safety, data protection, and privacy.
  • Checking and verifying the company documents, as per the current guidelines.

With the help of the data collected during these processes, a lawyer can determine whether or not there is a breach within the company.

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Understanding the GDPR compliance review

Even while hiring a lawyer, companies, too, must be aware of what is meant by a GDPR compliance review. Here is a detailed checklist that the companies must keep in mind during this process to ensure that everything is in check -

Raising awareness among the employees

The GDPR guidelines require the company to inform its employees about their rights. The GDPR places obligations on organizations to provide privacy notices and inform individuals about their rights. The company must conduct regular awareness training programs to educate the employees about data protection and offer them security. With the help of employees, company officials can understand better where they are lacking in offering securities. For instance, controlling access points within the company premises and permitting entry to employees only can help maintain their security. Another step to offer security can be providing employees with physical security as they carry office devices in and out of the office to prevent data leakage.

Maintaining records of the database

Maintenance of records and database of employees' profiles as well as of the customers is necessary. It is not only meant for contacting employees or customers in the future but also is necessary for recording data in case of emergencies or legal actions in the future. The GDPR requires organizations to minimize data collection and retention on what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. However, this information is private and sensitive. There must be a proper system to collect and store data, making it easier to track. Moreover, the company must only ask for and store data that is relevant to them or might be necessary for the future. Company officials must ensure that no private data is demanded if it is not necessary.

Check and update the privacy policies

Every company has their policies, especially when it comes to protecting the identity and information of its employees. However, the company officials must check whether their policies fall within the GDPR requirements and follow the current guidelines. For instance, per the GDPR guidelines, the company cannot demand any private information from the employees if it is not necessary. Moreover, the company must also destroy the data once its requirement is over. Companies must ensure that all the data they collect is legal and per the country's laws. Furthermore, the GDPR requires organizations to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data.

Ensure that employees can practice their rights

Every company must be transparent and cooperative with their employees while collecting their personal data. As per the GDPR guidelines, the company must inform their employees why they need the particular data. The employees have the exclusive right over their data and can demand the company to destroy it once their requirement is over. Moreover, the employee also has the right to ask questions about the process. However, this is subject to certain conditions and limitations. The company must address all employees' concerns and answer their queries patiently.

Control the data processing method

For data processing within the company, a proper protocol must be maintained to ensure no data leak. For this, the company must use proper software and technologies to protect their employees' and customers' sensitive and private information. For instance, companies often use cloud-based services to record, store, and maintain data online. While cloud-based services have perks, the GDPR does not require organizations to use specific types of services. It requires organizations to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data, regardless of the storage method used. The companies must ensure that the services are paid for at regular intervals. Further, if any update is required, the company must do it on a priority basis. During the GDPR compliance review, a proper check system must also be established based on which only authorized personnel can access the data.

Key Terms

  • GDPR - It stands for General Data Protection Regulation. Under this, there are several guidelines issued by the government that companies must follow to protect the data of their employees.
  • GDPR compliance review - It is a process conducted by the company to ensure that they meet the current guidelines set by the government.


Following the GDPR requirements is mandatory for every company in the US. If a company fails to address these rules, it might face legal complications and actions from its employees. Hire an expert lawyer from ContractsCounsel to help you conduct a GDPR compliance report and ensure that your company meets the current rules and regulations set by the government.

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